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Upcoming ARISS contact with United Space School, Seabrook,Texas

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at United Space School, Seabrook, Texas on 30 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:01 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


United Space School is a two-week program arranged by the Foundation for International Space Education. This summer 31 students between the ages of 16 and 18, from 15 countries, are working in teams to design a human mission to Mars. The teams are: Yellow (Mission Control on the Moon); Red (Getting to Mars and back); Green (Living on Mars); Blue (Working on Mars). All students are hosted by Clear Lake area families. The students will tour the Johnson Space Center and attend lectures by astronauts, scientists and engineers. 


Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 


1.  What challenges have you faced while you trained for your flight?

2.  Are there options for new countries to join current international 


3.  What is the hardest part of applying to be an astronaut?

4.  What has been your favorite experiment?

5.  How do you deal with waste in space?

6.  Have you experienced motion sickness?

7.  Have you ever done an EVA? If so, what was it like?

8.  How do you cut your hair or shave your beard in space?

9.  What is it like to sleep in space?

10. What have been your worst and best days in space?

11. What surprised you most about spaceflight?

12. How did you feel waiting to lift off?

13. How do you deal with being away from your family so long?

14. What was your favorite meal in space?

15. What do you wish you could have brought into space with you?

16. How do countries maintain their independent contributions to spaceflight 

    via the International Space Station?

17. What do you anticipate large changes to NASA's programs, and what might 

    the new opportunities be in NASA's future?




Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact. 


Octave Chanute Air Museum/Scouts Space Jam 5, Rantoul,  Illinois, 

telebridge via WH6PN

Sat, 6 Aug 2011, 18:13  UTC 



ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating countries.


ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on-board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning. Further information on the ARISS program is available on the website http://www.ariss.org/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada).


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN

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